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Indian Waste Pickers Produce 3D Filament with ProtoPrint

The job commonly known as ‘rag picking’ or ‘waste picking’ has been around for as long as humans have been discarding things. The waste pickers perform an important function by…

Future Business Models Within The Consumer 3D Printer Market

The growth of the 3D printing space has been very impressive over the last 18 months. There has been an explosion of interest coming from just about every direction. Consumers…

Got Milk? Then You’ve Got 3D Printer Filament at a 99.7% Discount

According to a new study produced by the Pearce Research Group at Michigan Technological University (MTU) you can now save yourself money and help the environment, all while making sure…

colorFabb Begins Selling 3D Printing Material in Pellet Form – Including woodFill and More

There seems to be a movement, one in which hopes to make 3D printing both more green, as well as more friendly to our precious wallets. Individuals and larger companies…

The 3D PFP: A 3D Printer Fundraising Program for Schools

The 3D Printer, a provider of 3D print equipment and supplies out of Maddingley Australia has introduced a school fundraiser program (3D PFP) designed to help more schools have access…

MakerBot Releases New Photochromatic PLA Filament – Changes Colors in Light

Do you remember those days when you could only 3D print objects in one color at a time, using only two different types of plastics? It seems as though we…

Revolutionary New 3D Printing Filaments? Liquid Plastics, Graphene, and Graphite Conductive Filament, Coming Soon

If you were to ask most 3D printer users what their largest qualms are with current FDM 3D printing technology, one answer would likely be the large layer widths and heights, while the…

Esun Releases Industry First, 3D Printer Cleaning Filament

When it comes to a 3D printer’s extruder, it is inevitable, that at some point you will experience the unspeakable event of having your extruder nozzle clog or gum up….

ColorFabb Releases BronzeFill – Metal Filament, Along with GlowFill – Glow-in-the-dark Filament

Many experts believe that the next frontier in 3D printing doesn’t lie in the actual hardware itself, but rather in the materials that can be used to print with. After…

Afinia Begins Selling Their Own Line of Premium PLA 3D Printer Filament

It seems to be becoming a common occurrence as of late; more and more 3D printer manufacturers are starting to sell their own brand of 3D printer filament. Just last…

3D Printer Company Tinkerine Launches Their Own Line of Unique Colored Biodegradable PLA Filament

Filament is to 3D printers, as toner is to desktop 2D printers. Unfortunately, unlike your 2D printer, most FDM based 3D printers, are not capable of mixing and matching colors…

Strooder 3D Printing Filament Extruder to Launch Kickstarter Project Tomorrow – Here are the details

Over the last 12-24 months, we have seen a drastic decrease in the price of consumer oriented 3D printers. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on a decent FDM based…

Discov3ry Extruder Add-on – 3D Print in Sugar, Silicon, Ceramic & More For Under $350

There are many materials that FDM 3D printers are able to print with. However, there are many more materials that don’t print on the majority of 3D Printers, due to their…

MakerBot’s Unknown Invention is Uncovered: A 3D printer that switches build materials midprint

When it comes to 3D printing, one of the issues that many people face, is that they are bound by one build material or color per print. That is unless…

Sierra Resins, Inc. and 3D Printlife Team to Created 3D Bioplastic Filament

One of the biggest concerns of hobbyists, environmentalists, and manufacturers alike is the environmental and biological impact of the current PLA, and especially ABS plastics being used in 3D printer…

Innovative New 3D Printing “Stick Filament” Seeks Funding on Indiegogo

Just like 2D printers use ink, 3D printers use something called filament. This filament is what gets extruded from the printer, in small quantities, in melted form as the printer…